Montreal Canadiens forward Danny Briere returned to the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday for the first time since the Flyers bought out the final two years of his contract after last season.
"It was a little weird walking in this morning, taking the visitors entrance instead of what I had been used to the last six years," Briere said.
Briere saluted Flyers fans.
"All I can say is thank you for all the good memories. It was a great ride," he said. "This place is special to me and is going to stay my home."
At a stoppage in play with 12 minutes, 49 seconds left in the first period, the Flyers played a video tribute to Briere, who received a warm ovation.